There appear to be lines of gay bashing that even Rand Paul realizes he can’t cross, like when he told gay people to stay in the closet if they don’t want to get fired. Yesterday he was on CNN trying to do damage control, saying he could have worded it better. “I don’t think anybody should be fired for being gay. I do also, though, believe that your personal life should be personal and shouldn’t affect anyone firing you. So, I don’t think the decision whether to hire or fire you should be based on things from your personal life.” He then went on with that canard of deciding it at the state level, not the federal level. But states that are willing to provide civil rights already have, and the ones most likely to have need of the law will never pass it.
Two out of the three Philadelphia gay bashers will not serve jail time, accepting a plea deal for simple assault that will have them on probation and agreeing to stay out of City Centre. The third, Kathryn Knott, declined the plea deal and will stand trial. You may recall she’s the daughter of a police chief from a wealthy suburb who bragged on social media about gettting away with a variety of things because of her father.
Production has evidently begun (Link NSFW) on King Cobra, the film about the murder of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis by Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes. James Franco’s Event Films is producing, with Christian Slater playing Kocis, and Molly Ringwald playing his sister. Disney Teen Beach Movie star Garrett Clayton, the poor man’s Zac Efron, has been cast to play Brent Corrigan, who filmed for Cobra when he was underage. I have to admit, that’s a star studded cast for a movie about a gay porn company.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning has ordered Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to determine if the altered marriage licenses issued in Rowan County are legally valid. It’s been a point of contention, with Kim Davis and her lawyers originally stating they were not, then backtracking when they realized that she could go back to jail for altering them if they weren’t. Beshear and his attorney general have said the state is honoring the licenses, but that’s not a legal determination if they meet Kentucky law, which requires the county clker’s name on the license.
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has donated $10,000 to the anti gay repeal efforts for the Houston HERO nondiscrimination ordinance. Mayor Annise Parker and business leaders have warned that repealing the ordinance could cause Houston to lose the Super Bowl in 2017, and McNair’s donation seems to be a slap in the face to the NFL’s public stance of being pro-gay.
Buzzfeed can explain while you’re probably single, at least if you’re a gay man. There’s always that one deal breaker with a lot of guys.
Pixar is trying to launch an unconventional movie again with The Good Dinosaur, so the latest trailer for the film offers up very little footage of the movie, but instead leads with the friendships they’ve offered in the past in other movies that left you a sobbing mess. Which means their marketing plan is literally “We’re Pixar, trust us.”
Has anyone realized that Donald Trump is basically Your Drunk Neighbor? You can take his campaign speeches and overlay them on a drunk guy and they fit perfectly. That may be the way to defeat him, because everyone hates their drunk neighbor.